One of our favorite desserts is reimagined in this handmade ornament—spun cotton ball is treated with paint, sprinkled with glitter, and topped off with a cherry.
glitter spun cotton cupcake ornament

We've got just the thing for a starter tree: a box of handmade ornaments so delectable, they'll conjure visions of sugarplums. And because they're crafted from shatterproof spun cotton—coated in craft paint, then glitter—you can gift a full set knowing they'll stand the test of time (and pets, and toddlers).

For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of DIY Ornaments.


What you need


How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Apply craft glue liberally to top of 45-millimeter ball. Let glue drip down sides of ball; move it around to control shape of "frosting." Sprinkle white iridescent glitter on glue; let dry.

Step 2

Paint area of ball under "frosting" with pink craft paint; let dry. Apply craft glue to bottom of ball and adhere in muffin cup; let dry.

Step 3

Paint 14-millimeter ball with red craft paint; let dry. Apply glue with a paintbrush, then sprinkle with red glitter; let dry. Hot-glue small ball to top of bigger ball; hold to let it set. Poke hole in small ball with wire. Remove wire, add a spot of glue, and reinsert; let dry.


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